Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Injured Marine's family home vandalized

Dec. 27, 2012 - 08:59AM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 27, 2012 - 08:59AM  |  
  • Filed Under

CHICAGO — Vandals have struck the family home of an injured Marine visiting his southwestern Illinois relatives for the Christmas holidays.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the incident may have been a random act and not necessarily designed to target him.

Marine Lance Cpl. Chris Van Etten lost both of his legs in a June explosion in Afghanistan. He has been in rehab in California since then.

O'Fallon police Capt. Mark Berry said the vandalism included spray painted signs and raw eggs thrown at the site.

The incident was reported early Monday morning. Berry said there are no eye witnesses and no other available evidence.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Marine Corps Times

This Week's Marine Corps Times

Best in the Corps
Super Squad competitions are sweeping through the fleet

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook